November News Round-up

SSP News Release 4-November-2009

• SSP UK Air scored over 92% in the latest Burger King Operations Excellence Review. Meanwhile, Burger King Arlanda scored 93% in its latest survey, and is now Restaurant of the Year for BK Scandinavia. As one of five of Sweden’s BK restaurants with a Certified Restaurant Trainer on its team, the unit is used to train and educate new BK staff.

• Burger King, Hippopotamus, Oriental Gourmet, Gino’s ToGo, CUP&CINO, Caffè Ritazza, Upper Crust and Yum Cha are among the brands that are now welcoming their first customers at Cairo International Airport’s new third terminal. SSP manages approximately 85% of the food and beverage business at the new terminal.

• SSP has opened a new Coffee Club outlet at Brussels Midi Station.

• Starbucks has made its first appearance at a French airport at Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

• Finland’s My City Helsinki bar and restaurant has opened, along with a Go Cafe and the bar Delight at Helsinki-Vantaa’s Terminal 1. SSP will also open its first Spa at Helsinki in December.

• SSP Finland Lounge Manager Anna Rautapalo received a Service Star award from Finnair. This is the first time a person who is not a Finnair employee has been recognised in the annual awards.

• SSP UK has opened a new Caffè Ritazza at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

• The new look for Millie’s Cookies has been unveiled at Newcastle’s Metro Centre, Manchester’s Trafford Centre, White City, and Bristol’s Cabots Circus Shopping Centre. The company has also opened a new Millie’s Cookies, together with an Upper Crust in The Vault at London Bridge Station.

• Camden Food Co is one of 19 trail-blazing catering brands currently trialling a UK Government initiative with the Food Standards Agency.

• SSP UK has joined forces with children’s toy designer Leapfrog to open an interactive play area in The Real Food Company at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1.

• Germany’s latest Gosch seafood restaurant has opened at Cologne Central Station.

• SSP is opening its first Starbucks at a German location at Frankfurt Airport.

• A new Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar has opened at Zurich Airport.

• SSP Switzerland has opened a Bonne Journée outlet at Biel/Bienne Station. A Grand Comptoir brasserie will also feature at the station when it is rebuilt at the end of next year.

• Picnic and Point has opened at the new terminal at Norway’s Alta Airport.

• Camden Food Co, a Vera’s burger outlet and Asian concept Rice Tales opened in Vancouver.

• Other recent openings include Euro Bar at Toronto, the real food company marche concept at Houston, Peet’s Coffee at New York’s JFK and Cheeseburger Cheeseburger at Orlando Sandford.

• Rail Gourmet has launched a new environmental initiative. Called Step by Step, the new scheme outlines the company’s plans to meet its responsibilities towards the environment.

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